O’Leary, Chandler and Jessica Spring. Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color. 2016. 130p. Sasquatch Books, $24.95 (978-1-63217-057-6). Gr.10-up.
Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring give a new voice to twenty four “dead feminists” by commemorating these women via the artistry of the once popular broadside.
Swaby, Rachel. Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science who Changed the World. 2016. 195p. Random House/ Delacorte Press, $15.99 (978-0-399-55396-7). Gr.5-up.
Trailblazers highlights the accomplishments and significant contributions of 33 female scientists whose work has been unrecognized and overlooked.
Ignotofsky, Rachel. Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World. 2016. 127p. Ten Speed Press, $16.99 (978-1-60774-976-9). Gr.6-up.
Women in Science highlights the significant scientific accomplishments and contributions of fifty women who have had to overcome gender discrimination in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Rossetti, Carol. Women: Body-Positive Art to Inspire and Empower. 2015. 143p. Skyhorse Publishing, $14.99 (978-1-63450-250-4). Gr.10-up.
Rossetti explores the many issues women and girls face related to body image, gender, sexuality and personal identity via truthful and diverse illustrations.
Robinson, Fiona. Ada’s Ideas: The True Story of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer. 2016. Unpaged. Abrams Books for Young Readers, $17.95 (978-1-4197-1872-4). Gr.1-4.
Ada defied the typical education and expectations of young women of her era to become the world’s first computer programmer.
Eickhoff, Diane. Clarina Nichols: Frontier Crusader for Women’s Rights. 2016. 230p. Quindaro Press, $17.95 (978-0-9669258-8-3). Gr.8-up
While everyone knows the names of women’s rights leaders such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, few know the name of Clarina Nichols. Author Diane Eickoff sheds a much needed light on this all but forgotten “crusader for women’s rights.”
Lee, Stacey. Outrun the Moon. 2016. 400p. Penguin/G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $17.99 (978-0-399-17541-1). Gr.7-up.
Determined to become a businesswoman, Mercy Wong uses her intelligence and ingenuity to be admitted into the the all-white St. Clare’s School for Girls. But when disaster strikes, Mercy and the girls of St. Clare’s must work together to save themselves and to help others.